Teens Plead Guilty to Abuse of Kitten Posted to Facebook

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two Branson teens accused of torturing a kitten and posting the video to Facebook in June pled guilty Friday.

According to a news release from the Taney County prosecutor, 18-year-old Kyle Williams pled guilty to felonies of animal abuse and armed criminal action and 19-year-old Jordan Hall pled guilty to animal abuse.

On June 1, 2017, Williams posted a video of him dragging a kitten behind a vehicle on Facebook while he tried to “get his audience to buy him pizza,” according to the release. 

According to the news release, “Williams ultimately killed the kitten.”

Hall pled guilty in exchange for the dropping of an armed criminal action charge.

Williams is in custody while he waits to be sentenced, though Hall is out on bond. 

Hall’s sentencing is set for Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. and Williams’ sentencing is set for March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Williams and Hall could face up to four years for animal abuse and/or a fine not more than $10,000. Williams also faces a minimum of three years for the armed criminal action charge. 

On July 31, Williams was charged with possession of a weapon at a county jail after officers found him with a sharpened spork.

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